I won’t bore you with all the details again. All of us Big Bang Theory fans know about the current contract negotiations and the controversy over salary demands. If you are unaware of this information, then you have been living under a rock. Otherwise, you can’t escape it. It is everywhere in the Big Bang Theory related news.
I don’t have any new information for you dealing with the contract negotiations themselves. However, Chuck Lorre has finally revealed how he feels about all this drama. If you don’t know who Chuck Lorre is, he is the co-creator of the Big Bang Theory.
Chuck’s opinion mainly focuses on the higher bread winners of the cast. This group would include Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki.
According to a report, Lorre admitted he is not surprised by the enormous salary increase of the main actors. For Lorre, he feels that “the actors should be making as much as they possibly can.” In fact, he expressed that he is delighted to see “all of those expensive German cars pulling up to the studio,” referring to the actors’. Lorre added that being able to witness that means he has successfully done his part.
To show a glimpse of how much the salary of these actors has ballooned since the beginning, here’s a quick rundown. In season 1, Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco were all paid $60,000 per episode. In seasons 2-4, the actors were paid $250,000 per episode. From seasons 5-7, they were all paid $350,000 per episode. From seasons 8-9, Parsons was paid $1.2 million per episode, Galecki, $1 million, and Cuoco $850,000. This season, all of them are paid $1 million per episode making them the highest paid comedy actors since 2014.
It is nice to see that Chuck Lorre cares about the well being of his actors. I know what you may be thinking. ‘Well, of course, he cares about his actors. They are making him a lot of money.’ Yes, this is true. But I think it says something that he believes his job was successfully done by helping them earn large salaries. Chuck Lorre seems like a good man.
While I do still hold the opinion that the cast is a bit overpaid, there is no denying that they have earned their money. As for the contract negotiations, we can only hope that an agreement can be reached. However, there is a possibility we will lose cast members in the process. No fan wants that. Is there any member of the cast that you couldn’t stand losing? Let us know in the comments section. I have more than one, myself. The cast is just so great at what they do.
What is your opinion of all this drama? Who are you rooting for? What do you think of Lorre’s reaction? Let us know in the comments below. This is a sensitive subject, so let’s try to be as nice to each other as possible. Try not to start a heated argument with one another. Sheldon wouldn’t like it.